This course is steeped in knowledge and understanding of how children create narratives through play and stories. It addresses how classroom environments matter in the generation of literacy skills that evolve through making sense of stories. Areas of focus include:
What is imagination and is it measurable?
Developing vocabulary and language skills
Creating a story space
The importance of observation and intervention in imaginative play
Role play and links to storying
Curating picturebooks and developing a love of reading
Reading and writing within a storyworld.
Storying from home to school and back again
Delegates receive a copy of Sara's book Why Think? : Philosophical Play from 3-11 with this course